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Witwatersrand (general region)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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'Footpath at the mine officials' houses', 1950 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 199/2/1/3/11
Scope and Contents 205 x 152 mm. 'Footpath at the mine officials’ houses where a foot policeman on patrol was at the receiving end of the first shot fired in the strike'.
Dates: 1950 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Johannesburg, Witwatersrand, Transvaal, 1886 - 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/82
Scope and Contents 192 x 125 mm. Showing the city of Johannesburg in its early stages, with single-storey buildings and tents on the Witwatersrand ridge. A photograph probably taken in 1886-7 during the first year of the city's life. Surface gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand in 1884 but the area was not officially declared an open mining area until 1886.
Dates: 1886 - 1887
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Mineshaft], 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/9/35
Scope and Contents 73 x 52 mm. A man standing in a mineshaft, probably at The Rand.
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Mineshaft], 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/8/1/47a
Scope and Contents 63 x 84 mm. A man standing in a mineshaft, probably at The Rand.
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Mineshaft], 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/8/1/47b
Scope and Contents 64 x 84 mm. A man standing in a mineshaft, probably at The Rand.
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Spot where Taffy Long was taken prisoner, 1950 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 199/2/1/3/7
Scope and Contents 152 x 205 mm. 'Mr van Tonder then pointed out the spot where Taffy Long was taken prisoner. He was a very brave man and refused to put his hands up. The strikers then had to run the gauntlet through the Transvaal Scottish and the Railway Police who tried to inflict wounds on them'.
Dates: 1950 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The 1913 strike, 1960 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 199/2/1/1
Scope and Contents This file consists of research notes, bibliographies and copies or extracts from the following pamphlets or speeches:‘The strike and its lessons: being a speech delivered by the Right Hon. John X. Merriman, at Stellenbosch, 5th Aug. 1913’‘Labour upheaval on the Rand', ‘Weekly times & farmers’ record’, 12 July 1913‘The attempt to crush labour. A reply to Smuts. [F.H.P] Creswell’s Speech on Indemnity Bill, Feb. 1914’‘The Syndicalist conspiracy in South Africa....
Dates: 1960 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The 1922 strike, 1960 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 199/2/1/2
Scope and Contents This file consists of copies or extracts of the following publications:Andrews, W.H. 'Aftermath of the strike', 'Freedom', Oct. 1946‘The government and the strike: plain answers to simple questions’ (Cape Town, 1922)Glanville, Ernest, ‘The reign of terror’ (Johannesburg, 1922)‘The story of a crime: being the vindication of the Transvaal Strike Legal Defence Committee…’ (Johannesburg, 1924)‘Revolt’, ‘Sunday Times Colour Magazine’, 19 Mar....
Dates: 1960 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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‘The corner shop', 1950 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 199/2/1/3/12
Scope and Contents 152 x 205 mm. ‘The corner shop in which the first artillery shell landed on the day of the bombardment'.
Dates: 1950 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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‘The mine dump from which the police sniped at the women and kids', 1950 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 199/2/1/3/10
Scope and Contents 205 x 152 mm.
Dates: 1950 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Rand, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/9/34
Scope and Contents 76 x 54 mm.
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Rand, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/9/45
Scope and Contents 189 x 135 mm.
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[The Rand], 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 20/2/8/1/51
Scope and Contents 85 x 63 mm.
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Witwatersrand Gold Mining Company, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/84
Scope and Contents 193 x 124 mm. Showing the stamp battery buildings in the course of erection. William Knight came to the Witwatersrand in July 1886 and formed Knight's Witwatersrand Gold Mining Company which was registered on 8th January 1887. This was the first Rand Gold Mining Company to be registered in the Transvaal.
Dates: 1888
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Witwatersrand main reef workings, showing banket formation, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/85
Scope and Contents 190 x 125 mm. Showing neatly excavated trenches on the Witwatersrand, with groups of miners digging in the background. Banket is rock containing pebbles and is associated with the presence of gold.
Dates: 1888
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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